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Stacy Gill

The Feliciana Nature Society will hold its annual Feliciana Hummingbird celebration in West Feliciana Parish on Saturday, promoting the unique breeding habitat found in the St. Francisville area.

Visitors will have an opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are banded at two private gardens: 9485 Oak Hill Road and National Wildbird Refuge, 15736 Tunica Trace (La. 66).

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., hummingbird biologists Linda Beale and Nancy Newfield will capture, band, measure and weigh the birds.

Maps to the gardens are available at the Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand Street, the St. Francisville Inn or at

For information, call (800) 789-4221 or (225) 635-4224.

Clothes sale

The West Feliciana Clothes Closet will host a clothes sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4591 Feliciana St. in St. Francisville.

The Clothes Closet offers household and decorative items and plenty more. All proceeds benefit the West Feliciana Food Pantry.

Voting registration deadline

The Registrar of Voters Office in St. Francisville recently mailed out new voter identification cards to all active voters in West Feliciana Parish. Cards indicate voters’ new council districts and polling locations.

All voters must verify that all information on their cards is correct. If any information is incorrect, visit the Registrar of Voters Office at 5932 Commerce St. by Sept. 23.

If any resident does not receive a voter card by Sept. 21, call the office by Sept. 21 so that registration information and records can be verified.

Cheryl Decoteau, registrar for the parish, said if a resident has not received a card it could be because they are inactive or aren’t a registered voter in West Feliciana Parish.

“They may have filled out an application out online, at the Department of Motor Vehicles or at another qualified location but we did not receive the information, therefore they may not be a registered voter in this parish,” Decoteau said. “It is the resident’s responsibility to make sure that the application was received by the registrar’s office and that they are, in fact, registered to vote with up-to-date information.”

For information, call (225) 635-6161 or visit

Revolutionary school day set

At Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, in St. Francisville, “A Revolutionary War School Day” will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 18.

Students will learn how the Revolutionary War came to Louisiana, experience the resounding peal of musket fire, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of orders as the militia musters at Oakley Plantation.

Special activities throughout the day will feature sights and sounds of colonial ancestors reacting to action at Baton Rouge in 1779.

Preregistration is required. Email to request the program or call (225) 635-3739 for information.

Battle of BR re-enacted

Also at Audubon State Historic Site, the Battle of Baton Rouge 1779 will be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20.

Explore Louisiana’s role in the revolution and the 236th anniversary of the siege and battle for Baton Rouge.

Special activities include militia drills throughout the day, musket ball-making demonstrations and a small re-enactment of the battle each day. Visitors will be invited to learn how to drill and march with muskets in the plantation yard.

Call (225) 635-3739 to learn more.

Send news and events for Around West Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.